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Puddle / by Richard Jackson ; illustrated by Chris Raschka.

Jackson, Richard, 1935- author. (Author). Raschka, Christopher, illustrator. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 5 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Karlstad LINK Site e JAC (Text) 35500006154114 New Available -
Red Lake Falls Public Library e JAC (Text) 35500006154106 New Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library e JAC (Text) 35500006154122 New Checked out 07/16/2019
Fertile Public Library E J (Text) 33500013028022 New In transit -
Lake Park LINK Site E J (Text) 33500013028014 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062651952
  • ISBN: 0062651951
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A puddle sits despairingly as she is trampled on by humans and animals alike until something miraculous happens that makes her feel worthwhile.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #1
    *Starred Review* A disgruntled rain puddle has trouble appreciating her own value. Calling herself "Puddle the Pudge," she admires her sweet, smaller brothers and sisters. In a series of interactions, a seagull takes a sip, children run through, and a wet poodle relieves itself. When the sun comes out, however, the little puddles quickly dry up, and Puddle is left alone. As a group of children head back inside their school after recess, they notice something amazing about the puddle: a rainbow reflecting in the water. One girl with dark skin and hair gives the puddle a hug of sorts, reaching her arms around it in appreciation. Though it appears simple, the book is quite complex and thoughtful. As young readers sympathize with the puddle's unhappiness, they may articulate their own feelings of disappointment or joy. The text takes the point of view of the puddle with rich vocabulary that creates images such as rain "dimpling" and the dog "piddling" the puddles. Masterful watercolor and gouache illustrations, artfully conveying what is reflected in the puddle, are enhanced by an effective book design and creative use of fonts. Vibrant, unusual, and beautiful, this deep Puddle "is, indeed, a sight to see." Preschool-Grade 1. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Puddles > Fiction.
Self-acceptance > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance.

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